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More than just a hotel in Piemonte, Italy!

More than just a hotel in Piemonte, Italy!

Why hadn’t I returned to Piemonte? After my first year of university, I lived with an Italian Professor of Philology who was eager to perfect her English. It was a great trade-off. She received daily lessons and I lived with her in this magnificent part […]

A Visit to the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana is a must!

A Visit to the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana is a must!

Following our guide, the ten of us shuffled into the cramped cabin, leaving us barely enough room to breathe without bashing into each other. Sweat slowly dripped down my forehead into my eyes and I struggled to wipe it away, trying not to touch the […]

A Two Night Jaunt in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

A Two Night Jaunt in Normandy, France – Fécamp and Honfleur

A three hour boat trip from Newhaven to Dieppe might not be everyone’s idea of luxury, especially if you have ever been to Newhaven or Dieppe port – no business class lounge here. Just a corrugated hut with a small café serving coffee if you’re […]

Five things to do in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Five things to do in Koh Lanta, Thailand

Are you thinking about Christmas? I was last year this time. The Cypriot and I made a decision to go to Thailand for the holidays. We spent a week in Chiang Mai, about which I have written extensively, and almost a week in Koh Lanta. […]

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

A perfect two day trip to France – Chambéry & Annecy

Two day trip to France?? Is it possible to get the flavor of two towns with only a two day trip to France? Can I get a Oui Bien Sur up in here?* If you follow my suggestions below, you’ll have time to taste the food […]

How to make a daiquiri Hemingway would drink

How to make a daiquiri Hemingway would drink

  This post can still be read here, but listen to the podcast at my all Drinks/Travel blog: A Lush Life Manual! First study English Literature, then move to London and then visit Cuba – at least that’s what our guest today did before making […]